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Dr Cindy Cohen our GP answers your questions on family planning, women and children’s health and long term conditions such as hypertension and diabetes.

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Dr Cindy is a full time GP, who spent time in hospital medicine learning about various specialties including endocrinology, gastroenterology and rheumatology, to name a few, before embarking on general practice. She works in a busy central London GP practice.

Dr. Cohen ansers your questions on:

  • Family planning
  • Women's health, including infertility and gynaecology.
  • Advice on all aspects of general practice and general health

Dr. Cohen qualified in medicine from London’s St Georges Hospital Medical School in 1992. She has MRCGP and diplomas in family planning and gynaecology.

Dr. Cohen is also a keen amateur musician and, in her spare time, plays the violin in semi-professional orchestras and travels the world with the World Doctor Orchestra.

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LazySloth

Alpha 1 antitrypsin deficiency

Hello, I have an appointment booked at the doctors to get tested for Alpha 1 Antitrypsin deficiency as it is hereditary in my family on my dads side and I have been told I must get tested. What I want to know is, when I get the blood test done and IF it comes back positive, what are the next steps? Thank you

1 reply , 10 views LazySloth, Enfield - Tue, 1 Nov 2016

Emma

Sexual health

I split up with my partner of 10 years and have noticed different coloured discharge darker cream colour and more discharge than usual, there's no smell, I haven't had a sexual partner since we split around 8 months ago. Is there a chance I have caught something from my ex? and would it take this long to show signs, could you tell me some of the possible things I could have there's so much online. where would I go for a check? I have called 2 numbers in Enfield with no luck they seem to...

1 reply , 10 views Emma, Enfield - Tue, 9 Aug 2016

eyelash101

Losing weight during second trimester pregnancy

Hi Cindy I am 18 weeks pregnant and recently lost quite a lot of weight in a short space of time due to stress and lack of appetite. I haven't seemed to gain the weight back again, despite the fact that I am now eating normally. Should I be concerned about this? At what point in the pregnancy should I start to see significant weight gain and how steady should it be?

1 reply , 12 views eyelash101, Herts - Mon, 1 Aug 2016

Bevtahor

Bleeding

Hi I am 59 yes old and have been on HRT for quite a few years . During the past week I have been bleeding , it was like having a light period . It lasted for 5 days . I have never had this before. Looking forward to hearing from you. Bev

2 replies , 10 views Bevtahor, Herts Valley - Sat, 30 Jul 2016

QASIM

BACK PAIN

HELLO DEAR DR I AM HAVEING VERY MUCH SERIOUS AIN IN MY BACK.ACTUALLY WHEN I ARISE FROM SLEEPING IT CAUSES A LOT PAIN SUGGEST ME SOME DIET FOODS OR ANY EXERCISE TO GET RID OF THIS I MUST BE SOTHANK FUL TO YOU FOT THAT.REGARD QASIM

1 reply , 10 views QASIM, Barnet - Wed, 20 Jul 2016

Vasenna

New to PCOS

've recently been diagnosed with PCOS. Started by me noticing mass weight gain. I've always been athletic build and 85kg 5ft10. I gained weight all of a sudden and could not work it off no matter how much I tried. So a visit to the doc was in order. They put me on a higher dosage pill to help control the hormones but in turn made me gain more weight! So now I'm massively depressed and insecure about myself as I've just broken the 100kg barrier I work out 2-5 times a week depending on work...

1 reply , 9 views Vasenna, Greensborough - Fri, 3 Jun 2016

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